And So the Journey Begins

~ All I wanted was to be happy but I did not know how. I had no clue where to start or what to do, so I started right where I was. I started in the exact place I didn’t want to be. My DESIRE to be truly happy is all it took to take the first step out of the life I wanted to leave behind and into the life I was about to create! ~

41When the desire for lasting change and true happiness shows it’s beautiful and mighty face, it is time to take a leap of faith. Regardless of the circumstances that fuel your desire, the key to any level of change is to do it in a positive state of mind. The last thing you want to do is to hold onto anything negative or take it with you for that matter.

From this moment forward, every step must be born and nurtured from that place within, from your Inner Life. Each step must yield a great percentage of positivity. How can change occur or happiness blossom if what or how you choose to do things is through a negative state of mind. Life will be seemingly difficult if your foundation is built on or out of negativity.

The first step into my journey toward true happiness was the hardest because I was scared. I was facing so many negative consequences of how I had been living my life. I was truly lost and confused with no direction. I felt so alone and hopeless, but I knew I had to do something so I faced my fears head on starting with the truth. Writing down who I was at that moment in time, how I felt about myself, and the things I was doing to create my miserably unhappy life. This journal process did in fact create some pain, but it was only temporary. It was no worse than living the way I was living on a day-to-day basis. I took the bad with the good because I knew in my heart the only way back to me was to face the person in the mirror.

11I had avoided myself for nearly 20 years because I did not like who I was. I was uncomfortable in my own skin and couldn’t stand a moment alone with myself. I tried everything under the sun to feel better but when nothing worked, I knew the time had come. I knew I had to face who I was before I could release who I had become. This did NOT involve going back through my entire past dredging up all the things I had regret. It involved sitting down with pen and paper and talking to myself in the present moment. I wrote about how I felt at that moment, I wrote about the things I was doing or not doing that were causing me to be unhappy. I wrote about my self-sabotaging behaviors. I even wrote about what was bringing me happiness so I would have something good to focus on. I questioned myself and my motives and before I knew it, I had pages and pages filled with words that not only brought me relief, but brought me clarity. When I was done, the answers were all right there in front of me. That was the end. There was no going back. I walked out of who I was not and right into the greater part of who I truly am.

There is nothing to regret, feel guilty over, wish you had done differently or carry pain for. Your transition into true and lasting happiness will in fact dissolve these feelings. The things you feared the most won’t create as much pain or upset you as you may have thought they would. This is because when you are in tune with your Inner Life, when you are focused on being happy and feeling happy, your reactions and thoughts change with the desire of wanting to feel good. You will react in a more positive manner, one that will not shatter your feelings of happiness.

rp_06-300x239.jpgIs this the time for you to look inside yourself and be honest? For you to tell the truth to yourself about yourself. The truth as to what you are doing or not doing that is creating your unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life. It is not life not giving you what you want, it is you not giving you what you want. Now is the time to face your own truth. To be completely honest with yourself no matter where you are in your life. I know it can be hard to admit certain things about ourselves but it is the only way to set yourself free and to be able to move forward. We all know in our hearts what it is we need to do and what it is we need to change, so take the first step. It WILL change everything!

If true and lasting happiness is what you seek, seek first from within. Live, breathe and be your Inner Life. Quiet your mind, focus solely on the present moment and allow the power of your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be. – Cindy Ortiz

Live, Love & Breathe Life

Love & Light,


Letters of Love – Take the Time

17When was the last time you hand wrote a love letter to someone? I am not talking about an email, text message, or an array of Emoji’s. Don’t just say “I love you”, but write it ~ write letters of love to those you love and appreciate. Think of all the reasons why you love someone and tell them.  Write it from your heart, from where the love began and continues to grow. 

It’s only natural to become irritated or frustrated with those we spend a lot of time with.  It’s only natural to not always feel the love you once felt.  As time goes on there is a tendency to allow the negative to overpower the positive, to the point of forgetting what is really important and that is LOVE – pure positive unconditional love.

If you were to sit in the pureness of your heart and focus solely on the love within you and around you, you would be amazed at the difference not only in how you feel, but also in how you feel toward others – all others.  Love is the most powerful and greatest emotion we have and yet we let it slip through our lives time and time again.  Isn’t it time to live through your heart – through love?  Take the time to write a letter of love … will do you and someone else good!

If true and lasting happiness is what you seek, seek first from within.  Live, breathe and be your Inner Life.  Quiet your mind, focus solely on the present moment and allow the power of your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be ….

Love & Light,


Yielding To What Is

03When we yield to the things in our lives that cause us anything but joy and happiness we are giving ourselves the freedom to be truly happy.  Yielding to or giving way to something doesn’t always take it away or change things, it just doesn’t run you over. You may still have to face the unwanted, but instead of it completely knocking you down, you are then able to let it run its course with peace instead of anger.

Yielding to what is isn’t about failure or giving up for that matter.  It is about allowing the natural flow of life and of being in tune with your Inner Life, the greater and more powerful part of who you are.  When you are in tune with your Inner Life being alive and living the life you want comes so much easier than fighting against it.

So I say to you, just yield.  Give way to everything that imprisons you in a negative state of being.  A state of being that keeps you out of tune with your Inner Life and therefore unhappy.  Just yield to all the negative behaviors, feelings and emotions you are holding onto and just let them go.  You are holding on too tight, you are fighting too hard, you are resisting your inner truth.  You are resisting life as it is.  Everything you want, need and desire is right here, right now, all you have to do is just yield and trust all is well.

04“If true and lasting happiness is what you seek, seek first from within.  Live, breathe and be your Inner Life.  Quiet your mind, focus solely on the present moment, and allow the power of your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be.”  – Cindy Ortiz

Love & Light,